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What is Opposing Viewpoints?

Ever been in class, talking to friends, or scrolling through the news and come across a heated debate on a topic that you don't know that much about? Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to start. It takes controversial topics and highlights the main points, then pulls relevant articles, statistics, news, and more that work as good examples of both sides of the argument.

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  • This is a great place to get a feel for the main sides of a controversial topic, but sometimes the information is a little dated. For some topics, an article that's 5 years old won't make a difference. For other topics where cutting edge information is crucial, 5 years is ancient history. Consider your topic and check for currency when using Opposing Viewpoints.
  • Most current information will have a "NEW!" or "UPDATED!" tag on the topic link.

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What is TOPCAT?

TOPCAT is our library catalog. You can search here for books, magazines, course reserves, DVDs, textbooks, and other items that we hold in our physical collection (i.e. things you can come pull off the shelf and check out). We also have some of our e-content in TOPCAT, but not all.

TIPS:

  • Keep your searches broad and simple to start. Try 1 or 2 keywords at first.
  • Use the limiters on the left to narrow your results.
  • You'll see other schools listed in your results. They're part of our library consortium, which means we all share materials. If you find something from another school that you want, you can request it and pick it up from our library once it arrives at Alverno.

Search for Ebooks

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What is Ebook Central?

This is our main ebook vendor and you'll find over 140,000 ebooks across all different disciplines here. You can download ebooks or view them online, and they're all keyword searchable. Ebook Central is user friendly and easy to navigate. 

TIPS:

  • We recommend you read online rather than download your ebook. If you like to take notes or highlight books as you read, reading them online and saving them to your virtual bookshelf ensures you won't lose your notes when your checkout period expires.
  • You'll need to set up a user login to download ebooks or save them to your virtual bookshelf, but it's free and easy to do.
  • Contact a librarian if you have trouble setting up your ebook account.

Search Google Scholar

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Why use Google Scholar?

Google Scholar takes some of the guesswork out of your research. Instead of wondering if the article you're reading is scholarly or comes from a reputable source, Google Scholar makes sure of it. You still have to do some legwork, but the quality of the information you have to work with is much higher. This is a great place to start academic research when your instructor says you need to find scholarly articles.

Tips:

  • If you're not sure where to start, keep your searches broad at first. Slowly add additional keywords (or swap them out) when you get an idea of how you want to specify your question.
  • Do you have an article citation and want to know if we have the full text? Plug the article title in and, if we do, chances are good you'll see a [PDF], [HTML], or "Full Text @ Alverno" link appear to the right of the search results.
  • Always use the link on the library homepage (or on this guide) to get to Google Scholar, this will give you better results as it's synced with our databases.
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Personal Finance

Your library liaison is: Becky Alford

To start finding information about personal finance you can browse the websites, print, and electronic books listed below.  To find more information and scholarly articles, do searches of Google Scholar or Opposing Viewpoints.  To get started finding information, try some of these topics in your search.

  • Budgeting
  • Savings
  • Credit
  • Retirement
  • Investing
  • Scams
  • Identity Theft

Click on a book image to go to the record in TOPCAT or Ebook Central. Scroll for more.

More Money Please Book Cover The One Page Financial Plan Book Cover Everything Budgeting Book Cover Ultimate Financial Plan Book Cover Your Money and Your Life Book Cover Personal Finance for Dummies Book Cover

Recommended Websites

  • 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy
    This website from the American Institute of CPAs contains tips and articles on a wide array of financial topics including taxes, budgets, insurance, and credit.
  • Federal Reserve Education.org
    This is an informational website created by the Federal Reserve. You can find articles and tutorials on many financial topics including banking, economics, and personal finance.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Money and Credit
    This website was created by the Federal Trade Commission to help educate consumers to help them avoid scams and fraud. You can find articles about credit, loans, savings, identity theft, and more.
  • MyMoney.gov
    This website is sponsored by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission. You can search it to find articles and tips about saving, investing, banking, and more.
  • Free Financial Planning Tools
    This website from the Securities and Exchange Commission provides tools to help you calculate savings for retirement, college, and more.
  • Investopedia: Personal Finance
    Investopedia was created by NASDAQ and is authored by data scientists, and financial experts. You can find articles, history, and overviews of numerous financial topics including taxes, stocks, savings, and credit cards.

Multiple Intelligences

Your library liaison is: Sara Shutkin

Sara Shutkin

Sara Shutkin

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Contact:
Alverno College Library/Archives
Office CO B8
(414)382-6202


To find more information and scholarly articles about Multiple Intelligences, do searches on Google Scholar, Opposing Viewpoints, or Academic Search Premier.  You can access these databases via the Databases A ot Z list.
Here is a link to it: https://www.alverno.edu/library/databasesatoz.php

To get started finding information, try some of these topics in your search. There are many more; a librarian can help you.

  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Theory of Multiple Intelligences
  • Kinesthetic Intelligence
  • Visual Intelligence
  • Interpersonal Intelligence
  • Logical Intelligence
  • Linguistic Intelligence
  • Musical Intelligence
  • Cognitive Styles
  • Intellect

Use Credo Reference for credible sources and background research.

Credo Reference

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Your library liaison is: Dolores Skowronek

In class, we covered...

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Social Media: Pros & Cons

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Beyond the Beatles

Your library liaison is: Larry Duerr

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Sustainable Living

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What Great College Students Do

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Women of Courage

Your library liaison is: Sara Shutkin

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Art & Wellness

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Tough Topics in Children's Literature

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Gender in Comic Books

Your library liaison is: Sara Shutkin

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Romantic Comedies: Love & Gender

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